Game of Thrones

While not every show on HBO features nudity, the option is certainly there and not many critically acclaimed shows on the line-up uses that option more than ‘Game of Thrones’. In fact, the show has come under fire in the past for including too much gratuitous nudity. Well, a new report has some interesting figures indicating that the show has reduced the amount of sex and nudity (in terms of frequency).

According to Huffington Post, the third season only gets sexually explicit in only 5 out of 10 episodes as opposed to season one, which clocked in at 10 out of 10 episodes, and season two, which racked up 8 out of 10. Besides the decrease in moments that might prove awkward when watching the show with your mother (which is something that’s happened far too many times in my house), the nudity of season three was more diverse in that there was nearly as much male nudity, both from behind and full frontal, as much as there was female (which could arguably be more uncomfortable to watch with your mother).

Poor Theon…

Finally, the copious collection of copulation seems more organic this season than in the past. For example, there was Jon Snow and Ygritte getting intimate for the first time and Robb Stark laying with his queen, Talisa Maegyr after disregarding the agreement with the Freys. Both were integral parts of the story. And then there’s Theon Greyjoy, who I’d rather not discuss because I just feel bad for him. Previously, the nudity was more random and mostly involved Littlefinger’s ladies walking around topless for some reason.

However, though there were fewer scenes featuring sex and nudity in the most recent season, they did last longer than the ones that came before it. The third season contained 8 minutes and 30 seconds of full-blown human flesh in total, which was more than both the first and second season, which tallied at 8 minutes and 10 seconds and 7 minutes and 40 seconds, respectively.

If you’re curious what all 8 minutes and 30 seconds of sex and nudity in season three of ‘Game of Thrones’ looks like (which might be the only reason you clicked on this article in the first place), then look no further because the lot of it can be found in the very NSFW video here.

After watching that video (you know, for science), I just have one thing to say: You go, Podrick! What a boss. But what say you, reader? Did you have a particularly favorite sexy time moment from the last season of ‘Game of Thrones’? Go ahead and share in the comment section.